Run CHINA’S most popular INTERNATIONAL MARATHON.
IAAF Gold Label, AIMS, CAA Gold
Marathon & Half Marathon distances to choose from.
TRANSFERS, ACCOMMODATION, BREAKFAST and RACE ENTRY INCLUDED.
The SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL MARATHON was founded in 1996. It was the first marathon in China to sing the National Anthem before race.
The route includes 26 medical stations, 500 portable toilets at the start area; portable toilets every 2.5km along the course and 300 masseurs at the finish area.
The course is a flat point-to-point starting at the Bund Bull and finishing at Shanghai Stadium. Runners pass through the centre of Shanghai as well as running along streets next to the river.
The average race day temperature is about 9°C ~17°C.
Shanghai is situated on China’s central coast and is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.
Friday, 10 November 2017 – Arrive in Shanghai
Arrive at Shanghai. Transportation to the hotel with luggage assistance.
Hotel check-in and collection of race pack from hotel reception desk.
Enjoy free time for the rest of the day
Saturday, 11 November 2017 – City Tour
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
City Tour with lunch: Shanghai Museum, the Bund (where marathon starts), Yu Garden and Old Town bazaar.
Pre-race dinner and briefing with return transportation.
Sunday, 12 November 2017 – SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Walk / run to the marathon start with your tour coordinators.
GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY THE RACE!
Your tour coordinators will meet you in the finish area and escort you back to the hotel with chartered busses.
Enjoy post-race dinner before taking the Huangpu River Cruise and compare the amazing view contrast of old and new Shanghai. Return transportation is provided.
Monday, 13 November 2017 – RETURN HOME
Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport.
Maglev ride is provided to passengers departing from Pudong Airport (PVG).
Monday, 13 November 2017 – HIGH SPEED TRAIN TO BEIJING
Enjoy buffet breakfast in hotel.
Transfer from Hotel to Hongqiao Station. Our guide will assist you to board the High-speed Train to Beijing.
There is a train every 20 minutes. We advise a train from 10am to 3pm. Travel time: 5 hours (1318KM or 823 miles).
Once arrived in Beijing, transfer from Station to Beijing hotel.
Enjoy free time for the rest of the day.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 – BEIJING CITY TOUR
City Tour with an English-speaking guide.
Meals: Buffet breakfast in hotel, lunch in local restaurant, dinner in your own.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – BEIJING TOUR
Meals: Buffet breakfast in hotel; Lunch; Dinner: Peking Roasted Duck (Vegetarian food available)
Thursday, 16 November 2017 – BEIJING DEPARTURE
After breakfast, transfer from Hotel to Airport.
5-star Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden
This luxury hotel is #47 of 4930 hotels in Shanghai according to TripAdvisor. It is located in city center near the famous Yu Garden, Old Town, the Bund, Xintiandi Shopping Malls, and People’s Square. Distance to Marathon Start is just 1.6km or 1 mile.
4-star Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Located in the Hongkou neighborhood in Shanghai, 1.1 miles from Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Distance to Marathon Start is 2 km or 1.2 miles.
OPTIONAL BEIJING EXTENSION ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:
5-star Sofitel Wanda Hotel:
This 5 star hotel is rated as #43 of 6,449 Hotels in Beijing.
Sofitel Wanda Beijing is in front of New World Department Store, a 3-minute walk from Dawanglu subway station. It features an indoor heated pool, sauna room and free Wi-Fi.
Wanda Sofitel Beijing is a 15-minute drive from Beijing Train Station and a 30-minute drive from Beijing Capital International Airport. Shin Kong Place, a big shopping mall, is a 5- minute walk away. China World Trade Center is just over half a mile away.
The spacious rooms at Wanda Sofitel Beijing feature elegant décor and luxurious bathrooms. A flat-screen TV with cable channels, DVD player and personal safe are included.
Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim or workout at the gym. Dining options include French, Japanese, Chinese and international cuisine. A Sunday champagne brunch is served at Vic
Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at Vous Lobby Lounge.
Please note the quotes below are in United States Dollars. You will be invoiced in the South African Rand equivalent for your booking.
THREE NIGHT PACKAGE : 10 November 2017 – 13 November 2017
5- star Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden
Runner Sharing 699 USD per person sharing
Non Runner Sharing 649 USD per person sharing
Single Room Supplement 199 USD
4-star Greenland Jiulong Hotel
Runner Sharing 549 USD per person sharing
Non Runner Sharing 499 USD per person sharing
Single Room Supplement 99 USD per person
OPTIONAL BEIJING EXTENSION COST OPTIONS:
Twin/Double Accommodation 849USD per person sharing
Single room surcharge 195USD / 182EUR (net price)
Extra night: 130USD / 122EUR per room per night incl. tax and breakfast (net price)
CHINESE VISA INFO
144-hour visa-free policy
You do not have to have a Chinese via to run Shanghai Marathon. You can stay in Shanghai for up to 6 days if meet the following all of the following three conditions:
A. You are passport holder of one of the following 51 countries:
B. You have valid air tickets with confirmed seat in the next 144 hours to the third country or region.
Technically, if you are flying back to the same place where you are from, you should book your return flights with a stop in a third country/region, for example Hong Kong.
C. You enter China via one of the following ports of entry, and your port of departure is any of the following (it does not have to be the same as port of entry):
Any of the following can be your port of entry and port of departure:
If you do not meet the above conditions, or if you wish to travel to China with a valid visa, you should apply for the Chinese visa in the Chinese embassy or consulate.
For ordinary passport holders of Singapore, Brunei and Japan, you are exempt from the visa if you visit the mainland of China for tourism, business, or visiting friends and relatives, and stay no longer than 15 days. A visa is required for any tour longer than 15 days.
American and Canadian passport holders can get multiple-entry Chinese visas valid for 10 years. In order to qualify for 10 year visas, the passport holders must have more than 1 year validity remaining on their passport. Once a 10-year visa has been issued, the validity of the visa does not expire if the holder renews his/her passport. The visa holder can travel carrying the old passport with valid Chinese visa along with the new passport.
We provide all clients with a Mobile travel App which can be installed from both the Apple and Android app store.
The application includes offline maps which assists you in locating tourist attractions as well as the nearest restaurant, coffee shop, shopping mall, etc.
The app also includes the following features: